•April 23, 2015 • 4 Comments
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum launched its latest creation yesterday – an original log canoe named Bufflehead. Tiny like her namesake, she slid right into the Miles River. She’s the smallest and youngest of the Museum’s fleet of Chesapeake boats. It would be one thing to stand securely aboard her without the masts. But when they installed two masts onto that tiny hull, things got REALLY tippy.
It was one of those perfect moments – with temps not so awfully cold, great sunlight and colors, and everyone you’d imagine you’d see on a Wednesday afternoon at 5pm at the CBMM boat shed. Outside! In the evening!
This is the latest project from the Museum’s boathouse – after a long cold winter, it’s so great to open the spring with a new member of the Museum’s fleet. Love our historic small town maritime community celebrating, with great music by Three Penny Opera, local brew from Eastern Shore Brewing, and mead from Charm City Meadworks.
It was perfectly #local, and supercool to be welcomed so warmly; love being part of this community.
•April 19, 2015 • Leave a Comment
It was opening weekend for both the St. Michaels Farmer’s Market AND rockfish season. That’s a lot of excitement around here.
Big news for the market is that India Gilham-Westerman was hired to be the new market manager. India is taking over the job after Carol Bean’s tenure. India is a shipwright and food lover, allegedly a great cook and has terrific new ideas. Carol has started a new venture, Know Good Farm – more on that later.
The market opened with GREAT food, thanks to Chef Billy Kitts of the Miles River Yacht Club who did a cooking demo and served up delicious fresh crab and asparagus, with crab donated by Chesapeake Landing.
It’s always great to see founder of the FRESHFARM markets, Ann Yonkers – who is a legend in the food world. This is her last season before retiring. She has been on the leading edge of the food movement and I really hope she decides to write a book or do a film about the past 18 years and her part in the movement.
And the first weekend of rockfish season was big fun as evidenced by my Facebook feed all weekend long, and the photos Kevin took, included below.
Spring it on!
•April 10, 2015 • Leave a Comment
It might not be the exact right date, but Happy 81st, Mom!